The Big East has sued TCU for 5 million dollars after TCU backed out of their agreement to join the conference.
In 2010, TCU agreed to join the Big East starting in July of 2012, but obviously, things went crazy and conferences were jumping at the chance to add any school they could to save themselves from disappearing. In October of 2011, TCU agreed to join the Big 12 instead, and who could blame them?
“TCU administrators were surprised by this lawsuit and believe it is premature. The University is hopeful for an amicable resolution of this matter,” the school said in a statement. “Because of the pending litigation, TCU will have no further comment.”
The Big East is not immune to suing schools that are ready to jump to greener pastures. They sued West Virginia and settled on a $20 million dollar payment in order for the school to join the Big 12.
I’m sorry, but would the Big East just give up already? With Pitt and Syracuse leaving, the Big East is pretty much done as a football conference, whether or not Boise actually follows through with joining doesn’t matter because the BCS competitive schools have already been scooped up. The argument that Boise, and any schools that remotely resemble them, deserves to be in a BCS game because they are in a BCS conference won’t be true because the NEW Big East isn’t BCS worthy.